Macleay Valley
Arts Council Inc

The Oddfellows HOT CLUB is a monthly Jazz/Blues/Roots/Indie venue bringing live music to the Macleay Valley.
Patrons sit at 1m circular cafe tables which seat six, and BYO everything, including drinks, snacks, plates, cups.
There is no reserved seating, except for those with a disability. The venue has a capacity of 80. The shows are all ages events, however, please be aware that some artists may use colourful language. Ticket prices are per person,with the only discount being for MVAC members, when we have been able to negotiate this with the performers.
Online bookings incur a 3% charge to recover fees imposed on MVAC by PayPal.

Coming soon to the HOT CLUB! Book NOW!

    • 10 Nov 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • Oddfellows Hall, 22 Kemp St, West Kempsey
    • 75

    Baching Mad (that’s - ‘Barking Mad’) is a funk/classical/jazz/electronica duo creating a unique genre-bending artistic collaboration. Julie Croft on keyboards weaves music like a madcap Sorceress of Sound who's hell-bent on capturing you. Her colourful past spans classical piano recitals, keyboards in blues and contemporary ensembles and conducting massed choral concerts at the Sydney Opera House. The Nambucca Valley’s own Abe Mac on the skins will enthral you with his versatility and brilliance. Abe has played locally for many years in various outfits, including his current band ‘A Little Province’. After moving back from Byron Bay he is embracing an exciting new direction with this duo.

    The Baching Mad experience presents captivating originals which embrace new ideas, textures, rhythms and colours within a genre-defying collage. Just when the groove is solid, the music may move seamlessly into other worlds, sometimes classical improvisations over funky rhythms, while at others, seismic shifts from one idea to the next. With influences traversing more than two centuries it weaves its way through funky laid-back grooves and bluesy blends to explosions of virtuosic brilliance.

    The duo will be enriched by Armidale guest artist James Croft on Baching Mad trumpet and flugelhorn at the Oddfellows Hall, Kempsey on Saturday November 10th, starting 7:00 pm.

    This is an indescribably unconventional musical melange, with heaps of passion and surprise. Check it out!... You'd be Baching Mad not to...

    Here's a snippet.

    • 23 Nov 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Oddfellows Hall, 22 Kemp St, West Kempsey
    • 79

    The Date Brothers are Ian Date on guitar, trumpet and vocals, and Nigel Date on guitar. They are Australia’s leading exponents of the gypsy jazz guitar style.

    Ian is a world renowned guitarist who’s shared the stage with many of the greatest international jazz musicians over his 40 odd year career.

    The brothers get together in Australia once or twice a year as well as overseas, and that's about to happen here at the HOT CLUB in Kempsey.

    Ian is the musical patron of the Oz Manouche gypsy guitar festival held in Brisbane each November which brings together the best of Australian Django style players as well as international guests.

    The brothers have performed at a stack of music festivals and held concerts all over the place.

    Recent recording collaborations for the Date Brothers include Tommy Emmanuel and James Morrison.

    You won't want to miss this! BOOK NOW!

    • 07 Dec 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Oddfellows Hall, 22 Kemp St, West Kempsey
    • 79

    We all know him as keyboardist and backing vocalist for the world’s favourite party band, The Cat Empire. Now, Ollie McGill is coming to the HOT CLUB to perform his progressive style of jazz with his new project The Ollie McGill Trio.

    Aside from his membership in one of Australia’s most successful musical exports, The Cat Empire, Ollie plays part in several other Melbourne-based bands including The Conglomerate (a modern jazz quartet), Peaking Duck, The Future, 77 and Past Ollie’s Bedtime.

    A producer and multi-instrumentalist, Ollie also composed the top 10 iTunes hit song ‘Dumb Ways to Die” for metro trains Melbourne. The video went viral, achieving over 6 million views in three days.

    Describing their sound as electronic inspired jazz with progressive rock influences, prepare yourselves for an auditory experience unlike anything you’ve heard before!


    • 05 Jan 2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • Oddfellows Hall, West Kempsey
    • 78

    Irish Mythen at the HOT CLUB!

    Yes folks, another international touring star is coming to the HOT CLUB!

    Irish Mythen was born in Ireland and now resides in Charlottetown Prince Edward Island Canada.

    "This Island creates music and musicians, art and artists. I found a shift to take things more seriously when I moved here." And she did just that. Her latest release, the self titled Irish Mythen, gained her recognition around the globe with nominations and wins coming from Music PEI, East Coast Music Association, Folk Alliance International and Socan. Write-ups in Australian Guitar Magazine, the Rolling Stone, and a plethora of online publications world wide have helped plant Irish firmly on the map of 'Must See Artists'.

    More here:

    • 12 Jan 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Frederickton School of Arts Hall
    • 109

    "Once in a great while a young guitarist captures the attention of music lovers early in his career and manages to sustain this interest as he matures creatively and sheds the prodigy label. Joe Robinson is one of those rare talents."

    We couldn't agree more!

    Your one chance to catch Joe on his annual summer break in Australia. Right here in the Macleay Valley! This year Joe & Family will perform at the Frederickton School of Arts, so the seating will be standard concert format, no tables or BYO. 

    *with special guest MINNIE MARKS!

    200 seats available, first come first served. BOOK NOW! This WILL sell out.

The Date Brothers

George Washingmachine

Tricia Evy & Dan Barnett

Geoff Turnbull

Paul Robert Burton

Joe Robinson

Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson

Aunty Hu Hu & the Big Lazy

Kristina Olsen

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